Wakefield District City of Sanctuary

part of a grassroots movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK.

What we do

Promoting and encouraging the inclusion of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Wakefield District.

offering safety and welcome

Wakefield District City of Sanctuary offers safety and welcome to people coming to our district whose lives are in danger in their own countries.

encouraging local groups

We encourage communities, voluntary groups, faith and community organisations in the Wakefield district to welcome and assist Asylum Seekers and Refugees.

publicise positive contributions

We want to highlight, communicate and celebrate  stories of positive contributions by Asylum Seekers and Refugees, as well as challenging hostility and discrimination.

wakefield a city of sanctuary

Working towards the title ‘City of Sanctuary’ being officially adopted by and on behalf of the people of our area.

Wakefield City of Sanctuary needs your help

Each week we support asylum seekers who are here legally but have no financial supportWe provide them with some food and £10-20 per week for each asylum seeker and their familyto cover foodbasic toiletries and travel to compulsory Home Office appointments.

Can you help us support people in need? Here are five easy ways to help:

Give us a small amount of money each month. 

A standing order helps us provide security for asylum seekers.  

Fill in and return our Donation Form

Do a sponsored run – Juggle, anything. 

Or a one-off donation – every penny helps.

Instructions for One-Off Donations are at the top of this form

Raise cash as you shop

Click the “Support this cause” button on this page.

Get writing! 

Enter our writing competition for £3 and you could win £100.

Read more and download the entry form here.


You can also help us with donations of food and clothing.

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